Apple Mustard Pork Chops

Serves 4
Ingredient list: 

4 pork chops (bone-in, about 1/2 inch thick)

1 shallots (finely minced)

2 clove garlic (finely minced)

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp coarse Dijon mustard

1/2 cup apple juice (no sugar added)

1 tsp fresh thyme (finely minced)

1/4 black pepper

1/8 tsp salt


Trim the pork chops of excess fat.

Add the rest of the ingredients to a large bowl or zip-top bag. Add the pork chops and turn to coat. Let the pork chops marinate for 6 to 8 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Remove the pork chops from the marinade, and add the excess marinade to a small saucepan. Set the marinade aside.

Coat a grill rack from an outdoor gas grill with cooking spray and set it 6 inches from the heat source. Preheat the grill to medium heat.

Add the pork chops to the grill, and sear on each side for about 3 minutes. Then cover the grill and cook for about 15 minutes until the chops register 145 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Remove the chops from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes (to retain the juices) before serving.

Heat the excess marinade on medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Serve the heated marinade over the pork chops.


Per serving: 13g fat, 3g saturated fat, 290mg sodium, 1g fiber, 4g sugar, 21g protein

Recipe courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.